Ron Guidry had 248 strikeouts in the 1978 season. This broke the single season record set by New York Yankee Jack Chesbro who had 439 in 1906.
Ron Guidry Guidry set the Yankees single game record when he struckout 18 California Angels in a game on June 17, 1978.
Baseball mangers and players were impressed with Guidry's fastball that was clocked at 82 miles per hour. It's unusual for a pitcher of Guidry's height to pitch at that velocity. In addition, on June 17, 1978, Guidry pitched a 4-0 shut out which broke the teams 59 year old record for left handed pitchers. He struck out 18 Angels.
As of the 2010 season, the Yankees team record for strikeouts by a pitcher in a season is 248 by Ron Guidry in 1978.
Guidry won the Cy Young Award in 1978 with a 25-and-3 record.
Ron Guidry posted a .893 winning percentage which was the highest in baseball history by a 20 game winner.
In 1978, Ron Guidry pitched in 35 games for the New York Yankees, with an ERA of 1.74. He started all games and finished 0, pitching a total of 16 complete games. He threw 9 shutouts and recorded no saves, ending up with 25 wins and 3 losses. He pitched a total of 821 outs, facing 1057 batters. He gave up 187 hits and 53 earned runs, including 13 home runs. He struck out 248 batters and walked 72.
== == Ed Morris had 12 in 1886, which is the AA record for Lefthanders Sandy Koufax had 11 in 1963, which is the NL record for Lefthanders The American League record for shutouts in a season by a southpaw is 9 and held by Ron Guidry of the Yankees (1978) and Babe Ruth of the Red Sox (1916).
Bob Welch of the 1990 Oakland Athletics with 27 wins (record was 27-6). Next is 25 wins by Ron Guidry of the 1978 New York Yankees (record was 25-3) and Steve Stone of the 1980 Baltimore Orioles (record was 25-7).
In the one game playoff on October 2, 1978, Ron Guidry started the game for the Yankees, and Mike Torrez started for the Red Sox.
For a single season, that is Ron Guidry with 248 in 1978. For a career, that is Whitey Ford with 1,956.
Ron Guidry played in 35 games at pitcher for the New York Yankees in 1978, starting in all of them. He played for a total of 821 outs, equivalent to 30.41 9-inning games. He made 14 putouts, had 44 assists, and committed 2 errors, equivalent to .066 errors per 9-inning game. He had one double play.
Ron Guidry led the American League with 9 Shutouts for the Yankees in 1978, and that is tops for a LH thrower. Also, Bob Lemon led with 10 Shutouts for Cleveland in 1948, and he batted left, but threw right.
In 1978, the Yankees finished the regular season with a 100-63 record. This included a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox.
The main manager for the Yankees in 1978 was Billy Martin with a record of 52-42. Dick Howser (0-1) and Bob Lemon (48-20) also managed that season.
Ron Guidry has: Played Himself - New York Yankees Pinch Runner in "1976 American League Championship Series" in 1976. Played Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher in "1977 World Series" in 1977. Played Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher in "1977 American League Championship Series" in 1977. Played Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher in "1978 American League Championship Series" in 1978. Played Himself - AL Pitcher in "1978 MLB All-Star Game" in 1978. Played Himself - AL Pitcher in "1979 MLB All-Star Game" in 1979. Played Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher in "1980 American League Championship Series" in 1980. Played Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher in "1981 World Series" in 1981. Played himself in "New York Yankees (The Movie)" in 1987. Played Himself - New York Yankees Pitching Coach in "Sunday Night Baseball" in 1990. Played Himself - Guest in "The Charlie Rose Show" in 1991. Played himself in "Boston Red Sox: 100 Years of Baseball History" in 2001. Played himself in "Yankeeography" in 2002. Played himself in "100 Years of the World Series" in 2003. Played himself in "Prime 9" in 2009.
Ron Guidry posted only three losses in the 1978 season. He pitched in 35 games that year.
Ron Guidry1978 Ron Guidry won 25 games and lost 3.
1) Tommy John - 91-60 record for the Yankees between 1979-1982 and 1986-1989 ... In 1980, he won 22 games, made the All-Star team, and was 4th in Cy Young Award voting. 2) Dave Righetti - 74-61 record between 1979-1990 ... was a starter from 1979-1983 and became the Yanks closer in 1984 ... led the AL with 46 saves in 1986 and had 224 saves for them in his career ... threw a no hitter against the Red Sox on July 4, 1983. 3) Rich Gossage - nicknamed Goose, he was the Yankees closer between 1978-1983 ... led the AL in saves with 27 in 1978 and 33 in 1980 ... elected to the Hall of Fame in 2008. 4) Ron Guidry - pitched for the Yankees between 1975-1988 ... career record with the Yankees of 170-91 for a .651 winning percentage ... won 25 games in 1978 and 22 in 1985 ... won AL Cy Young Award in 1978 ... was selected to 4 All-Star teams and won 5 Gold Gloves.
Through the 2008 season: Batter: Alfonso Soriano with 157 strikeouts in 2002. Pitcher: Ron Guidry with 248 strikeouts in 1978.
Click on the '1978 New York Yankees' link below to see the roster along with statistics for the 1978 season.
Goose Gossage wore 54 from 1978-1983 and in 1989. It was also worn by Ron Guidry and Jay Buhner as rookies, and Alfonso Soriano in early 2000.Click on the link below to see all the players that wore #54 for the Yankees.
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New York Yankees Cy Young Award WinnersThere have been 5 Yankees that won the Cy Young AwardBob Turley - 1958Whitey Ford - 1961Sparky Lyle - 1977Ron Guidry - 1978Roger Clemens - 2001
Through the free agent market the Yankees acquired Rich Gossage, Rawley Eastwick and Andy Messersmith.